Are You Addicted to the Drug Called Convenience?

Electronic “government”* spying has been occurring for decades.  Recently, it has become a hot-topic because of Edward Snowden’s whistle-blowing.  The news of this, however, is not a new thing.  There has been warrantless wiretapping, NSA spying, and all sorts of communications databasing happening since W. Bush was the ostensible “leader” of the land-of-the-free, and before.

Invalid URL

Occasionally, while “surfing the web”, I get this annoying error message.  It comes up for Facebook, Google, and today, Vimeo.  The error message looks something like this: Invalid URL The requested URL “/video/67664300″, is invalid. Reference #9.8cc21508.1251069229.0 There is no…

PHP Date Difference

Finding a quick PHP function for date difference was painful.  Now that I found it, here’s the quick easy way. This site was a great help: http://www.phpf1.com/tutorial/php-date-difference.html [code] function dateDiff($date_to_check,$unit=’d’){ $now = time(); $then = mktime(0,0,0,date(‘m’,$date_to_check),date(‘d’,$date_to_check),date(‘Y’,$date_to_check)); $diff = $now –…

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